The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) present “Landscapes,” featuring music that creates images of nature and celebrates social commonalities around the world.
The orchestra will play “On the Trail” from the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé, used in an Academy Award-winning 1958 Walt Disney film, on Oct. 21 at the Omak Performing
The movie consisted solely of footage of the Grand Canyon accompanied by the five movements of Grofé’s suite, with no story or dialogue.
The orchestra will also perform a movement from Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony, “Finlandia” by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and moods from Mahler’s First Symphony.
The chorus and orchestra join forces in a special arrangement by Cashmere music teacher Kent Chalmers of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
The chorus presents an ambitious program, including “Zigeunerleben” (“The Gypsy Life”) by Robert Schumann and “Turn the World Around” by Harry Belafonte and Robert Freedman.
OVOC’s “Landscapes” concert is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for ages 13–18, and free for children 12 and under.
Since it’s OVOC’s mission to introduce more adults and kids to orchestral and choral music, the organization is offering a special ticket deal for this concert — any adults who bring a child to the concert also get in free.